New York is definitely one of my favourite city to visit, it’s vibrant and diverse, but I’m always disappointed when I try to find souvenirs in the city that I can actually use/eat/share, until I came across Trader Joe’s!
Trader Joe’s is a local chain in the states, most of them are located in the suburban area but if you drive it’s definitely not a problem. The store is just like any ordinary grocery store but they make their own products, have their own label and sell their own goods that aren’t available at other places!
We as people from Hong Kong love to get local food or snacks for souvenirs, and this place is like a paradise! The only limitation was we can only get dry goods like chips, cookies, snacks or bottles of sauces and marinates, and there are just so much to choose from at Trader Joe’s.
Compare to other grocery chains, they carry unique in house products like Gojujang (Korean hot pepper sauce) almonds, ice cream mochi, coconut cold brew coffees in bottles, other marinates and soy sauces, also tea bags and many other edible items. Also they also carry their own body care items like soaps and oils for skin too.
Check out Trader Joe’s next time when you’re in the states and grab a few tasty souvenirs!
可能一直深受日韓台文化影響，選購伴手禮總是喜歡入手可以吃得用得的當地特產。不過北美文化有別，每次去紐約尋找伴手禮總是t-shirt或者shot glass，而且其他食品都看來可以在加拿大可以買得到，直至我發現了Trader Joe’s。
如果打算到美國走一轉的話不妨去Trader Joe’s 逛逛！